Gossip Girl reboot series production delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak as its ...

Gossip Girl reboot series production delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak as its debut gets pushed to 2021

By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

Published: 06:05 BST, 23 May 2020 | Updated: 06:05 BST, 23 May 2020

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Fans of the original Gossip Girl series who were hoping to see the reboot later this year are about to be rather disappointed.

HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly revealed in a new interview with Vulture that production has been pushed due to COVID-19.

He added that filming hadn't even begun yet, though it was about to start when the COVID-19 outbreak started to spread rapidly. 

Delayed reboot: Fans of the original Gossip Girl series who were hoping to see the reboot later this year are about to be rather disappointed

Delayed reboot: Fans of the original Gossip Girl series who were hoping to see the reboot later this year are about to be rather disappointed

'They hadn’t even started production yet; they were in pre-production and ready to roll,' Reilly said.

With the production delay, the series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned.

Reilly didn't offer any timetable as to when production might begin, but even if filming does start by late summer, it won't be ready to air until 2021.

No filming: With the production delay, the series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned

No filming: With the production delay, the series is now expected to debut sometime in 2021, and not later in 2020 as originally planned

The original series followed a group of privileged private school teenagers who live on New York's Upper East Side, whose lives are always being watched by a secretive blogger exposing their secrets.

Blake Lively starred as Serena van der Woodsen, alongside Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf, Penn Badgley as Dan Humphrey, Chace Crawford as

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